Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Trying a quick update

FINALLY had a doc appointment with my specialist today - first one in a month and the next one is 3 months off and my local eye doc in a month.  Anyway it was some good and some was not really a surprise and no worse than before but no better.

First the good - vision is now improved to mostly
20/80 which means vision has improved a bit more than it was last month - not much but it is at least an improvement.  I am also going to try to return to work next Monday - 7/2/13 altho not sure if all day or half.

Now for the part that is no worse but no better and what I am not surprised at all. After my eye/vision (rite eye - only eye with vision)  messed up this past March, my specialist did a stem cell transplant using donated stem cells in an attempt to improve the condition of my eye - the procedure went ok however the plan did 
not - no improvement at all in the condition of my eye.   So altho I do plan on returning to work next week - how long it lasts is questionable.  I am planning to work as long as possible or 
3 - 5 years  - whichever comes first.  Eventually my specialist wants to do another stem cell transplant however at that time, he plans on using stem cells from my own left eye which is perfectly healthy - just can't see out of it.  He believes since it would be my own tissue that there would be a better chance of it having a positive outcome.  After that is totally healed and working - 3 to 6 months - then if needed he would do another cornea transplant - first try a donated cornea but if that didn't work after time, my own cornea from my healthy but non-functioning left eye.

Ok mom, now lettus Beaglebratz take over fer a bit.  Sorry y'all - we know - kinda borin'ho-hum stuff BUTT mom INSISTED az in STOLE the 'puter frum us so we thought it best tue LET her post a bit - hope u cood all keep your eyeballz open.  Anywayz, we hope the next post will b frum us.  Til then - hope all iz well in your nek of the woodz.


Sharon said...

Good to hear that it's not worse. Hopefully, you will be working next week!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Hopefully it will keep I proving...
Benny & Lily

Unknown said...

We hope using your own stem cells will show some good results and you can go back to work. At least for the time being things are stable. We are thinking for you and praying things will get better and better. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Glad that there was no bad news! Hope the new procedure helps!

Tell Shiloh that Tasha is still his and is busy keeping the three boys in line!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are so glad that things are not worse and that you will be able to go back to work. THAT is super news fur you.
We hope that the new stem cell plan will work PERFECTLY.
We think of the three of you so often.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Still keeping your Mommy's eyeballs in our prayers. You guys just keep on taking good care of her.

Anonymous said...

Wow at least you are holding your own, hey guys that was not boring, we glad to know. We are just glad you got to post, you two take good care of Mom!

The Mad Scots

Ruby said...

Oh, we've been thinkin' abouts you guys! Hopin' your Moms eyes gets better and that you guys are doin' great!
Keep us informed!